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The Future ?

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Richard
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Re: The future ?

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Post by Richard » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:23 am

@cyrilus31, Thanks.
Lights on again.
Making up for lost time.
Charging everything possible.

Refilling water cistern.
Transfers to pay teachers, self.
"Modern" life is so dependent on electricity.
Reading the mail...
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Re: The future ?

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Post by Gordon Cooper » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:54 am

Richard.
I saw that the power had been restored, there are quite a few from your country downloading antiX via Torrents. And they are not all slow, think a user from US may hold
the record at present. He/she was there for hours with an upload from here less than 50 Bits/sec. Takes a while to collect a few gigs that way, even with many of us being the source.
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Re: The future ?

#13

Post by Richard » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:03 am

I started the torrent for 17.4.1_386-base about 0130 (-4 UTC) but it was running pretty slow for me.
Tried the direct download and got it down in about 1.5 hours.

And that's using Cellular data plan via Hotspot. Surprised me. :)
Funny thing is that Cable internet is about 20 times more expensive.
So, I'm learning to love the Data Plan. Have to pay a bit extra for excess
but still affordable.

antiX torrents seem to be improving but MX torrents are my main download option.
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Re: The future ?

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Post by KBD » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:10 am

Stevo wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:10 pm
Small kids were also being forced to carry large loads of books, almost too much to carry in some cases. You can fit thousands of books onto a tablet.

I did find some kid's school-issued Acer Chromebook left out overnight again on the coyote walk through the high school last night; that's the third one in a couple years. I turned it in like the others.
Very true. When my daughter was in grade school she had a backpack with wheels on it so she could drag it around behind her (looked like a luggage carrier). Those textbooks were made stupid big and heavy.

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Re: The future ?

#15

Post by anticapitalista » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:17 am

Simples -school books to stay at school - ban homework
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Re: The future ?

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Post by aledie » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:40 pm

Books smell, are the real thing, you really read them, ebooks one tends to just "scan"...
Carrying books they train muscles, where else you get this chance nowadays, the only thing people carry nowadays are mobile phones... All the deliveries, shopping using trolley, cars, sitting in front of PC in the office, on the sofa in front of TV and ... MX at home ;) !?
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Re: The future ?

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Post by KBD » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:47 pm

anticapitalista wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:17 am
Simples -school books to stay at school - ban homework
Yeah, I used to wonder: "If they have this much homework--what are they doing all day at school? What are they teaching the kids while they are there if they have to learn it all at home?"

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Re: The future ?

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Post by richb » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:50 pm

ebooks one tends to just "scan"..
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Actually I read books "cover to cover" on my Kindle.
Carrying books they train muscles, where else you get this chance nowadays
I carry a golf bag. :happy:
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Re: The future ?

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Post by Adrian » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:56 pm

I'm not interested in books' smell, I'm actually very happy with my Kindle, especially that I can read in the dark. Actually if I am asked to choose I would always pick a digital format over a paper book. I don't plan to live anywhere were I would not have access to electricity for a couple of hours once every 2 weeks.

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Re: The future ?

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Post by Gordon Cooper » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:11 pm

Backup: Dell9010, MX-18.2, Win7, 120 SSD, WD 232GIB HD, 4GB RAM
Primary :Homebrew64 bit Intel duo core 2 GB RAM, 120 GB Kingston SSD, Seagate1TB.
MX-18.2 64bit. Also MX17, Kubuntu14.04 & Puppy 6.3.

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